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DAMASCUS, March 20./TASS/. A delegation of Russian lawmakers from the State Duma lower house of parliament and representatives from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), led by its President Pedro Agramunt, have met with Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The meeting continued for about three hours. Parliamentarians from the Russian lower house of parliament and PACE arrived in Syria early on Monday. The Russian delegation is led by Vice Speaker Vladimir Vassilyev, who leads the United Russia Party faction.